Tenure and Promotion Calendar 2021-2022

(Updated May 1, 2021)

March 30, 2021

Deadline for candidates to declare intent to file for tenure and/or promotion to department/college

April 30, 2021

List of external reviewers due to department/college

No later than Friday, August 27, 2021

Deans submit a list of all faculty applying for tenure and/or promotion to the Provost (email list to provost@memphis.edu)

September 30, 2021

Department Heads and Committees submit recommendations to College Committee

October 22, 2021

College/School Committees submit recommendations to the Dean


No later than Friday, November 19, 2021

Required documents from the candidates’ dossiers and recommendations of Department Chairs, Department Committees, College Committees, and Deans submitted to the Provost through OneDrive

No later than Friday, January 21, 2022

Candidates notified of the Provost’s recommendation. Provost’s recommendations forwarded to the President for review

No later than Friday, February 25, 2022

Candidates receiving a negative recommendation from the Provost must contact the Chair of the Appeals Committee if they intend to appeal the recommendation

No later than Friday, March 25, 2022


Recommendations by the Appeals Committee are forwarded to the President for review.

  • The Board of Trustees will be notified of the President’s recommendations of the candidates for tenure and/or promotion prior to the June board meeting

  • The Board of Trustees will review and vote on the recommendations at its June meeting.

  • Upon notification of the Board’s approval, the President will notify the candidates of the decision

September 1, 2022

Effective date of tenure and/or promotion of approved candidates